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Quantum navigation aims to overcome GPS limitations, transform operations
August 8, 2023
U.S. Air Force Capt. Rob Simmons, Joint Base Charleston Spark Tank director of innovation, gives a presentation to members of SandboxAQ.

Joint Base Charleston hosts Tech Expo
May 12, 2022
U.S. Air Force Joint Base Charleston leadership speaks with technology industry professionals

Wanted: Innovative ideas for Spark Tank 2022
August 2, 2021
Master Sgt. Justin Bauer from the 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., was awarded the Spark Tank 2021 trophy for his idea, “Innovative Approach to C-130 Wheel Repair.” Spark Tank 2022, a Department of the Air Force annual competition in which Airmen and Guardians pitch innovative solutions to operational problems, will accept submissions in early August 2021.

Joint Base Charleston innovation lab looks to further innovation with automated processes
June 30, 2021
Airmen from Joint Base Charleston’s innovation lab, Palmetto Spark, learn about robitic process automation (RPA) at Joint base Charleston, S.C., June 22, 2021.

Multi-capable Airmen sustain strategic deterrence during Mobility Guardian
May 21, 2021
Photos taken at Mobility Guardian 2021

CSAF Memo to Airmen: Leadership Library
March 22, 2021
CSAF Leadership Library graphic

AFICC delivers innovative VR suicide prevention training to save lives
March 18, 2021
A participant in a virtual reality suicide prevention training pilot program sits while wearing a virtual reality headset and holding a virtual reality controller.

AFWERX announces virtual Accelerate Event Dec. 7-11
November 14, 2020
AFWERX is announcing the inaugural Accelerate event being held virtually Dec. 7 to 11. The event will highlight how AFWERX is institutionalizing air and space innovation across the Department of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force courtesy graphic)

New mobile app enables, engages, empowers Airmen
April 18, 2019
New mobile app enables, engages, empowers Airmen

AMC’s first Spark Tank competition recognizes Airmen innovation, selects winners to advance to Air Force level
October 29, 2018
Staff Sgt. Travis Alton from the 19th Logistical Readiness Squadron briefs his design of an M-1 cargo parachute release assembly time block fair safe during the 2018 AMC Phoenix Spark Tank competition, where four finalists pitched their innovation ideas to a panel of judges at the
Airlift/Tanker Association Symposium in Grapevine, Texas, Oct. 27, 2018. "At the end of the day, for less than a dollar, we can save millions," said Alton. "But let's think further than that. Think about the warfighter downrange that is reliant on the Humvee, the Howitzer, and the ammunition to save their lives... Wouldn't it be a shame if their cargo was destroyed because they didn't have this one dollar block installed?" A/TA, AMC's premier professional development event, provides mobility Airmen an opportunity to learn about and discuss mobility priorities, issues, challenges, and successes. The venue
creates dialogue between industry experts and Air Force and Department of Defense about ways to innovate, enhance mission effects and advance readiness headed into the future. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)